Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Paige O'Hara
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise Cast: Paige O'Hara
Paige O'Hara
, Robby Benson
Robby Benson
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise,

Blu-ray (Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / 2 PACK)

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Overview

Beauty and the Beast is widely considered the best animated Disney feature of the studio's 1980s/1990s renewal of the form. Based on the classic French fairy tale, it tells the story of Belle (voiced by Paige O'Hara), an intelligent young woman scorned by her townspeople for being a bookworm, weary of fighting off the advances of the arrogant Gaston (Richard White), and dreaming of escape. When her father gets lost in the woods and captured by the forbidding Beast (Robby Benson), a once-handsome prince turned into a monster by a witch, Belle goes off to rescue him. Taken with her, the Beast agrees to release Belle's father if she agrees to stay with him forever. Initially repulsed, Belle soon finds much to appreciate in the Beast's hidden, tender nature. The Beast's servants -- a clock (David Ogden Stiers), a teapot (Angela Lansbury), and a candlestick (Jerry Orbach) -- see Belle as their salvation: if the Beast and a woman fall in love before his 21st birthday, he will be free from the curse. The songs are first-class, the tale is told with sincerity but not sentimentality, and the characters of Belle and the Beast, complex individuals who defy stereotyping and change over the course of the story, are more three-dimensional than in most live-action movies. The eye-popping animation is beautifully rendered, and Beauty and the Beast certainly deserves its place amongst Disney's animated classics. In 2002, a special 89-minute edition of the film was released in IMAX theaters with the addition of a newly animated song, "Human Again.""

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2016
UPC: 0786936850956
Original Release: 1991
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1AB
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 25,232

Special Features

English SDH; 3 Versions of the Film - original theatrical, special edition and sing-along; Menken & Friends: 25 Years of Musical Inspiration - with some of Disney's greatest composers - Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda; The Recording Sessions - vocal magic with the cast; Always Belle - with Disney legend Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle; #1074: Walt, Fairy Tales & Beauty and the Beast - take a peek at Walt's early development of the film; 25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast - hosted By Disney Channel stars Gus Kamp and Kayla Maisonet; And more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paige O'Hara Belle
Robby Benson Beast
Jerry Orbach Lumiere
Angela Lansbury Mrs. Potts
Richard White Gaston
David Ogden Stiers Cogsworth/Narrator
Jesse Corti Le Fou
Rex Everhart Maurice
Bradley Michael Pierce Chip
Jo Ann Worley Wardrobe
Kimmy Robertson Featherduster
Albert Tavares Voice Only
Mary Kay Bergman Bimbette
Brian Cummings Stove
Alvin Epstein Bookseller
Tony Jay Monsieur D'Arque
Alec Murphy Baker
Frank Welker Footstool
Kath Soucie Bimbette
Hal Smith Philippe
Vanna Bonta Voice Only

Technical Credits
Gary Trousdale Director
Kirk Wise Director
Roger Allers Animator
Kelly Asbury Original Story
Howard Ashman Executive Producer
John Carnochan Editor
Brenda Chapman Original Story
Tom Ellery Original Story
Randy Fullmer Animator
Ed Ghertner Animator,Art Director
Don Hahn Producer
Kevin Harkey Original Story
Jim "Jimbo" Hillin Animator
Glen Keane Animator
Lisa Keene Animator
Ellen Keneshea Editor
Vera Lanpher Animator
Robert Lence Original Story
Burny Matinson Original Story
Sarah McArthur Associate Producer
Brian McEntee Art Director
Alan Menken Score Composer
Brian Pimental Original Story
David Pruiksma Animator
Joe Ranft Original Story
Pres Romanillos Animator
Chris Sanders Original Story
Ariel Velasco Shaw Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Woodside Original Story
Linda Woolverton Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beauty and the Beast (25th Anniversary Edition)
1. Once Upon A Time...
2. "Belle"
3. Gaston Stops Belle
4. Maurice Comes Upon A Castle
5. Gaston Proposes To Belle
6. Belle Goes In Search Of Maurice
7. Belle's New Home
8. "Gaston"
9. An Invitation To Dinner
10. "Be Our Guest"
11. The West Wing
12. Belle Tends To The Beast's Wounds
13. Something Special For Belle
14. "Something There"
15. "Beauty And The Beast"
16. Gaston's Evil Plan In Action
17. "The Mob Song"
18. The Castle Under Attack
19. Gaston And The Beast
20. The Transformation
21. End Credits

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